How to Unblock Websites

A website can be blocked by a number of programs, particularly security software. These programs work with Web browsers, which allow users to view the World Wide Web. Some Web browsers even come with their own filters to restrict access to websites with certain content. System administrators of a LAN (Local Access Network) can also block access to websites on the network level.

Unblocking A Website Anytime, Anywhere

Check the settings of the Web browser you are using. You can often do this by looking for the connection or protection settings.

Some Web browsers allow users to block actual websites, or only those with dangerous, malicious, or vulgar material. If you find your Web browser restricting access, remove the restrictions. This process depends on the Web browser you are using. Check the help files of the browser and the site of the manufacturer for more information.

Check the settings of the security software installed in the computer. These can block access to a number of websites for security purposes.

Launch the program you are using and check if there are any restrictions on Web browsing. If there are, change the settings to allow access. Go to the program’s help file or the website to get help on how to do this.

The first two options often work for computers directly connected to the Internet. If LAN is used, the block could be coming from the system administrator. This can be overridden by proxy servers.

Proxies can come in the form of software or websites. This allows access to websites by masking the user’s IP address. The IP address is an address given to systems connected to the Internet. The LAN will not be able to recognize that the user is browsing a blocked website because it detects the IP address of the proxy and not the user.

To find a web proxy, visit one of these proxy lists: